PICS: Smoke from Buxton moorland fire could be seen for miles around

Pic by Steve Orridge @OrridgeSteve
Pic by Steve Orridge @OrridgeSteve

Derbyshire firefighters battled a moorland fire near Buxton.

Crews were called Goyt’s Moss Moor near Derbyshire Bridge around 6pm yesterday evening (Sunday, May 6) where they found a patch of moorland ablaze. The fire was 20 by 20 metres and raged for hours.

This picture was sent in by John Bradburn.

This picture was sent in by John Bradburn.

Crews used six pumps, two hose reel jets and beaters to put out the blaze.

Residents said the smoke was still visible into the late evening and could be seen as far as Sheffield.

Pic by Steve Orridge @OrridgeSteve

Pic by Steve Orridge @OrridgeSteve